It’s Friday morning and the headlines today feature PwC accused of promoting avoidance on an industrial scale, the NAO urging HMRC to do more to help taxpayers, and another probe into Tesco.

A round-up of the latest news, appointments, executive moves and acquisitions from the world of practice during January 2015.



The Big Four firm recently hired Sigal Zarmi as its new network CIO and vice chairwoman to boost its global focus on technology adoption and big data.

Sainsbury’s has dropped PwC as its auditor of 20 years while the Big Four firm faces an investigation into its role in the £263m


Panto season started early at the Public Accounts Committee this week, where Margaret Hodge and her accomplices grilled heads of tax at both PwC and pharmaceutics


AIM-listed insurance and legal conglomerate Quindell has turned to Big Four accountant PwC to help it out during a torrid period at the hands of shareholders.


A survey of the UK’s largest companies shows a marginal increase in taxes borne despite the recent reductions in the rate of corporation tax, PwC has reported.

Accounting firms and other professional services firms are too close to the banks, according to an investigation into bank lending practices.


The accounting scandal at Tesco has caused a crisis for the UK’s biggest supermarket and put its auditor PwC un


Accounting firms Ernst & Young and PwC are among the UK’s top employers for internships, according to research.